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The disciples of Barack Obama can’t get their story straight in the wake of the election in Massachusetts that sent a conservative to succeed Ted Kennedy in the Senate.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told the corps yesterday the President was surprised and frustrated over Scott Brown’s victory. Later in the press conference Gibbs said it was no surprise voter anger stretching back eight years ushered Brown forward, as if anger directed at Republicans generally and Bush specifically explains the election of the first Republican from The Bay State in decades. Right.
The Gibbs Spinalysis was repeated by Senior Advisor David Axelrod yesterday. Axelrod claimed the message from Massachusetts is multi-dimensional and certainly not a repudiation of the President’s policies on healthcare, the economy, jobs, taxes, spending and terrorism.